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by Rocket_Guy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Beginners Workflow for Live Stacking plus focus and target Tips
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: Beginners Workflow for Live Stacking plus focus and target Tips

No, the video was great and not too long at all. You were quite clear in your video about how to adjust exposure/gain until things looked the best to you. I guess the object of astrophotography is to get something which is pleasing to you and not necessarily precise according to some mathematical cr...
by Rocket_Guy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Beginners Workflow for Live Stacking plus focus and target Tips
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: Beginners Workflow for Live Stacking plus focus and target Tips

Thanks for the response. The main purpose of my question was to try to figure out how you determine the optimum value of exposure vs gain. From my understanding, you basically increase the exposure time and back off on gain bit by bit so as to progressively decrease the noise. Eventually, you must r...
by Rocket_Guy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Beginners Workflow for Live Stacking plus focus and target Tips
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: Beginners Workflow for Live Stacking plus focus and target Tips

This is a very good video and give quite a lot of good information. I am curious, however, how your somewhat trial and error approach to setting appropriate values for gain and exposure compares to using the Sharpcap "Brain" function. Thanks
by Rocket_Guy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Something new in development...
Replies: 43
Views: 7032

Re: Something new in development...

This will be FUN!!! Definitely something to look forward to.
by Rocket_Guy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap Pro Not Slewing Mount Correctly using Celestron Starsense
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: SharpCap Pro Not Slewing Mount Correctly using Celestron Starsense

Hello Robin, It seems that the problem has reappeared. I have no idea why. Attached is the extended log file that you requested earlier. Hopefully, it will help track down the problem. The procedure I followed was the same as before, that is I connected to the the mount and then slewed the mount nor...
by Rocket_Guy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap Pro Not Slewing Mount Correctly using Celestron Starsense
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: SharpCap Pro Not Slewing Mount Correctly using Celestron Starsense

With the new version of SharpCap, the problem has gone away! Thanks!
by Rocket_Guy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: SharpCap Pro Not Slewing Mount Correctly using Celestron Starsense
Replies: 5
Views: 737

SharpCap Pro Not Slewing Mount Correctly using Celestron Starsense

SharpCap Pro Not Slewing Mount Correctly using Celestron Starsense Hello. I am currently using SharpCap to control an Orion Sirius mount (Skywatcher/SynScan) using the Celestron StarSense alignment accessory with the SynScan adapter (as a consequence, I'm also using the Celestron mount driver). The ...
by Rocket_Guy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Recommendations on guide scope and camera
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

Re: Recommendations on guide scope and camera

Hello Stephen,

I forgot to mention that I use the ASI120MM Mini as a guide camera. It works pretty good and is only $150
by Rocket_Guy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Polar Alignment
Topic: Recommendations on guide scope and camera
Replies: 17
Views: 3149

Re: Recommendations on guide scope and camera

Hello Stephen, I use an Orion Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser. It is pretty light and can be used as either a guide scope or as a finder scope. It is also not too expensive at $130. I am pretty happy with its performance. Orion also has a cheaper version for $80 called the Orion Mi...
by Rocket_Guy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Spiral search problem with Skywatcher mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

Re: Spiral search problem with Skywatcher mounts

You are probably right. Thank you for the responses

All the best, Bill